Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Terrain - Part 4 - Finished.

The main 2 foot square sections are now completed. From the base dark brown they were given an all over dry brush of light stone colour to lighten the base a little before applying the next greens. I had a paint mixed at the DIY store as I could not find a green off the shelf to my liking - It was a Dulux Woodland Fern 1. This looks to my eye a very grass green colour. This was drybrushed fairly heavily across all the boards, but not too much to obliterate the browns showing beneath, this was left to dry overnight. The roads were given a heavy covering of the sandstone colour. Next up was adding a yellow highlight to green - this was a Dulux lemon pie colour , lightly applied a number of times to the main green area. The roads were given a lighter brush with a colour called natural calico.

The rocky areas were brushed with the natural calico, and the river was coloured with a middle blue, and again lightly brushed with the calico colour to pick out some of the plaster detail that had been brushed to give a water effect earlier.

The final bit was to to add a colour called buttercup yellow to the green areas in places.





So time to add some buildings & toys to it!







The main boards have been left probaby with more green than i had first planned , but then this will alow these to be used for other settings and collections. I will also be doing some more dusty terrain for the Sudan project next too , so I will be looking to make use of that for this collection as well.

The final layout of buildings  will differ as there is still the the middle 1 foot wide sections to complete which will have the towns main street and also carry the the rail line. As these boards are small enough to be completed in the normal work room rather than the garage I will complete these over the winter.

These have been a pretty simple project - with little extra work on the base boards , such as carving rivers, and hill sections - more of that with the Sudan project. 

 

16 comments:

  1. Very impressive - looking good !

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  2. This is really coming together well. Looks great!

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    1. Thanks - not much left to do now overall. I have also just picked up the last bits fro the train as well :-)

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  3. Man that looks coll, nice one Dave!!

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    1. Thanks Ray .Pleased with the end result myself , now just need to rearrange the spare room to keep em somewhere!

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  4. They really come alive with the close up shots, very impressed

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, there will be plenty of more close ups coming up !

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  5. Really impressive, and fast terrain project. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks Juan. The warm weather over the last week helped with baing able to work outside and glue and paints drying quickly. Aslo nothing too complicated on the shaping of the terrain helps. More of that next time.

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  6. Superb. It really compliments your buildings and a nice touch with the river edge.
    Look forward to seeing your Sudan terrain.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It has certainly given me spur to do that , and get get cracked on with that project too.

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  7. Seriously impressed at how quickly you managed to turn this around; great job Dave.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I have to say the warm weather really helped, otherwise it would have taken a while longer.

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour